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Cover of Marijuana Nation

MARIJUANA NATION

Stories from 45+ years: surveying GIs in Vietnam about marijuana use, enjoying getting high, lobbying for decriminalization and later for legalization, getting high too often and needing to quit, developing and evaluating counseling approaches for people concerned about their marijuana use, and working with marijuana dependent adults as a therapist.


Published by Pegasus Books in 2014

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LOOKING ALWAYS FOR WHAT MIGHT BE MINE

When psychologist Elliott Sterling reads poignant stories of Holocaust survivors who’ve rediscovered meaning in life, they lift him out of despair. Drawn into the unhealed wounds in the lives of both his elderly neighbor and her distraught daughter, Elliott is forced to make a choice about what it means to be a survivor and who can and cannot be saved.


Nearing completion

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A journey ....

  • Army Social Work Officer in Vietnam
  • 40+ years as a professor of social work
  • Addiction, HIV, and domestic violence researcher
  • Therapist
  • Author